Agreement develops coverage of oblique imagery into Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean
Rochester, NY - December 3, 2008 - Pictometry International Corp., a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial oblique image libraries whose patented and proprietary technology is used globally to capture oblique imagery, has signed an international technology license agreement with CIVIS Information Technologies of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. CIVIS is an emerging aerial survey, geospatial and IT solutions company focused on Latin American and Caribbean markets as well as multiple subsidiaries across the region.
The new agreement expands Pictometry’s international coverage into these regions and makes CIVIS one of seven distinguished international technology licensees for Pictometry. Other regions of the world currently covered under similar licensing agreements with Pictometry include population centers in Europe, the Americas, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
“With this agreement, Latin American commercial, government and consumer navigation markets will be able to bypass film and other outdated technologies previously used in aerial imaging to build better, world class solutions using Pictometry technology,” said Dante Pennacchia, Pictometry’s Chief Marketing Officer. “With CIVIS, we are confident this region of the world will embrace this technology and use it to improve the way people live and work.”
Under the terms of the agreement, CIVIS will utilize Pictometry’s proprietary image capture and processing technology and market image libraries and software in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are excited to offer Pictometry technologies to businesses and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said CIVIS President Santiago Forteza, who added, “the Latin market is eager to move to the next level in the field of mapping and GIS technology. By combining our experience in these areas with Pictometry’s unique and powerful technology, we can create advanced solutions and make a significant contribution to accelerate social and economic development of this region of the world.”
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 50 million digital aerial images in over 600 counties in the United States covering over 70 percent of the United States population. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry® captures geo-referenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle, producing a 3-D like view) and orthogonal (straight down) Intelligent Images®, within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications, offering nontraditional software solutions to aerial imaging needs. Pictometry’s imagery and software enables users to “See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything”® using a patented digital information system. Pictometry has its headquarters in Rochester, NY and an office in Europe. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images. For more information on Pictometry, visit www.pictometry.com.
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